meet our Staff

Matt Crosser

ENGAgement Minister

Matt has been in Ministry since 1995. He is an alumni of Ozark Christian College. For ten years, Matt and his wife, Angie, were part of church planting mission work in Central and Northern Italy. Matt came on staff at Highland Park in December of 2012 as Youth Minister. In January 2021,he transitioned to Engagement Minister. Matt is helping our online community love God, love others, and serve together through media, creative relationship-building, engaging content, and Gospel-touched intentionality, and also equips families to follow Jesus.

Matt also serves as an elder at Highland Park and on the board of Sunset Bible Camp in Mannford, Oklahoma.

Matt enjoys creating, drawing, watching TV, playing games with family (board and video) and reading about most anything. He and his wife, Angie, have been married since 1996. Matt and Angie have experienced a massive amount of loss, trauma, and challenge over the past decade. They have three adopted children and a nephew who is like a son to them and one granddaughter. 

Dave DUnson

PastorAl CARE

Dave came on staff at Highland Park in August of 1990 as our Senior Minister. In 2009 he transitioned into a new position as our Pastoral Care Minister. In this role Dave oversees our Ministry Teams, Stephen Ministry, PLACE Ministry, and GriefShare. He also teaches one of our Adult Bible Classes, is a Care Group Leader and currently serves as an Elder. Also, since 1992, Dave has served as a volunteer Chaplain with the Tulsa Police & Fire Departments.

Dave and his wife, Rose Ann, have been married for 48 years. Rose Ann retired after 20 years in 2016 as our Children’s Ministry Director. She now actively works with Dave in the Pastoral Care Ministry. They have two married daughters and six grandchildren. 


Worship ARTS

Gabrielle is an alumni of Ozark Christian College(B.A.) and Denver Seminary(M.A.). Prior to Highland Park, Gabrielle worked at a church plant in Joplin, MO as well as a Creative Arts Academy. Her main role at HP is organizing and leading our creative arts team along with Sunday Service and online services. She is married to Nathan and they have two dogs, Winnie and Cheddar.

Gabrielle enjoys snacking, traveling, writing, and watching MasterChef or the Great British Baking Show.

Brian jennings

preaching and leadership

Brian and his wife, Beth, have four children. Brian came to Highland Park in 1998, and he now serves as Lead Minister. His main roles involve preaching, helping HP staff and leaders be their best, and discipleship. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Blackbox International and Ozark Christian College. Brian has written Lead Your Family: 12 Ready-To-Use Ideas For Spiritually Leading Your Family and Dancing in No Man's Land: Moving with Peace and Truth in a Hostile World.

Brian enjoys running, basketball, tennis and writing. You can read his blog at brianjenningsblog.com.

Michelle Warden

children's ministry

Michelle is the Children's Ministry Director at Highland Park. She is graduating from Ozark Christian College in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor's of Children's Ministry. She was born and raised in Tulsa and grew up attending Highland Park Christian Church. 

Michelle enjoys baking, reading, Gilmore Girls, and spending time with her husband, Dalton, and their kids, Evelyn and Elijah Bo.




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